Monthly Archives: November 2016

College Invites Students to Hands-On FAFSA Sessions at Atlantic City Campus

Atlantic Cape Community College invites students to attend a free hands-on FAFSA session for help completing a 2016-2017 Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Sessions will be held at the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd., on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, Dec. 7, 12:30-2 p.m., in Room 105
  • Thursday, Dec. 8, 5-6:30 p.m., in Room 232
  • Wednesday, Jan. 4, 12:30-2 p.m., in Room 132
  • Thursday, Jan. 5, 5-6:30 p.m., in Room 232

Financial aid specialists will provide information, answer questions and help students complete a 2016-2017 online FAFSA form. Students must bring their own and their parents’ 2015 tax returns, W-2 forms and Social Security numbers. Students must also bring their FSA ID and password and a photo ID (student ID or a state-issued ID.)

Registration is required, and students may register and obtain more information by calling 609-343-4822 or by sending an email to Students may also register in person at any Atlantic Cape Financial Aid office on the Mays Landing, Cape May Court House or Atlantic City campus. Continue reading

December Birthdays

Happy birthday to the full-time faculty and staff celebrating this month:

Josette KatzLinda Palmer, Dec. 3; Richard Benner, Dec. 6; Karen Zaniewski, Dec. 9; Dolores GianniniJolie Masters, Dec. 10; Alison BlizzardEdwin Nieves, Harry Whitelam, Dec. 11; Tonya Cooper, Dec. 12; Leslie AtherholtMichelle Andrews, Dec. 13; Matthew Miller, Dec. 14; Tammy DeFrancoMichele LeacottCharita McClainPam BakerVirginia Macrie, Dec. 16; Crista Golden, Dec. 20; Cheryl Ann Garwood, Dec. 22; Missie Taylor, Dec. 24; Natalie Devonish, Dec. 25; Lisa Stein, Dec. 27; Carolyn Coulter, Maria Giordano, Dec. 28; Linda JonesMandee McCullough, Dec. 29; Merrill-Jean Bailey, Dec. 30.


Info Session for Displaced Star Career Academy Students Is Planned

Atlantic Cape Community College is ready to assist any student whose education was cut short by the closing of Star Career Academy. Students should attend an information session at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd.

Atlantic Cape can help students complete their training in Medical Assistant, Culinary Arts and more. The college’s career training programs can help students pick up where they left off if they were formerly a Star Career Academy student. Atlantic Cape’s comprehensive training programs prepare students to earn the license or certification required by area employers. Continue reading

Designer Cheesesteak Proceeds at Pat’s Steaks in Philadelphia to Benefit Academy of Culinary Arts Dec. 7

If you’re hungry for a delicious cheesesteak, then Dec. 7 is the day to act on that impulse and help raise scholarship money for local culinary students! The designer cheesesteak created by Lynn Hoffman will be available from noon-2 p.m., Dec. 7, at Pat’s Steaks in Philadelphia. The culinary arts degree program at Drexel University, founded by Hoffman, and the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College will benefit from the proceeds raised.

Over the last year, Pat’s Steaks Guest Celebrity Chefs series has given the likes of Marc Vetri, Jose Garces and Michael Solomonov of Zahav, an opportunity to create a gourmet steak sandwich with proceeds going to the charity of their choice. Frank Olivieri, Pat’s owner, has come up with another surprise for December: a sandwich created by possibly the best non-celebrity chef in the city. Hoffman’s take on the famous sandwich includes blue cheese, bacon and caramelized onions. Continue reading

Student Winners Announced in Public Speaking Competition

Three Atlantic Cape Community College students will receive scholarships for earning the top scores in the second annual Public Speaking Scholarship Competition Nov. 22.

Winners were: Aeberli Begasse of Galloway, first place, $700 scholarship; Samantha Lizak of Cape May, second place, $500 scholarship; and Sarah Stefanick of Cape May, third place, $250 scholarship.


From left, Dr. Joy Jones, assistant professor of communication, congratulates the winner of the Public Speaking Scholarship Competition, Samantha Lizak, Aeberli Begasse and Sarah Stefanick.

The scholarships were provided by Pearson Education Publishing, using proceeds from a public speaking textbook published for Atlantic Cape students.

The annual competition is organized by Dr. Joy Jones, assistant professor of communication.

Fifteen students participated in the competition, each preparing a six-minute persuasive speech on the topic of their choice. A panel of judges scored each student on the content and delivery of their speeches.

Culinary Student Association Personal Pizza Fundraiser Dec. 6

pizza pieThe ACA’s Culinary Student Association is hosting a personal pizza fundraiser on Dec. 6, with pick-up times from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and 4:30-6:30 p.m., in Kitchen 3.

Cost is 8$ with a choice between traditional red or white pizzas.

Preorder by 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, and indicate your pick-up time by emailing Valerie Weller at or Bruce Johns at


Atlantic Cape Students Need You To Make A Difference…Tomorrow, Nov. 29, #GivingOpporTuesday!


TomorrowTuesday, Nov. 29, is a BIG day…It’s GivingTuesday. A global day of giving that encourages philanthropy and celebrates generosity around the world! Tomorrow, Atlantic Cape joins this international movement with #GivingOpporTuesday and we want you to be part of this exciting effort! Check it out at

Our goal is to create a scholarship fund of $50,000 in celebration of the Atlantic Cape’s 50th Anniversary. We can reach our goal if you and 1,999 other people donate $25 each. That’s all we need is $25 from 2,000 donors to reach $50,000 for Atlantic Cape students. I believe, and I hope you agree, that providing more opportunity to our students is a fantastic way to celebrate the college’s 50 years of service. When you give, brag about your generosity on your social media networks and ask your friends, family and colleagues to join you.  Continue reading